New England National Park

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The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Dorrigo National Park, provide a stunning and irreplaceable record of life on our planet (Image: Barbara Webster/DECCW)The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area is a series of over 40 rainforest national parks and reserves stretching along the Great Escarpment from Barrington Tops to south-east Queensland and including Iluka Nature Reserve on the NSW coast. They form part of the World's Heritage, inscribed on the World Heritage List in recognition of their outstanding universal value.

World Heritage Areas are irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration—places of such value that the international community has agreed they must be conserved for all time.

The Gondwana Rainforests contain plants and animals with direct linkages to the ancient forests of Gondwana; a fascinating landscape history of volcanoes and massive continental uplift, and habitats for a great variety of threatened plant and animal species of outstanding universal value. 

Explore the amazing Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area within north-east NSW and southeast Queensland. Experience its natural treasures, yours to visit, explore and appreciate. It offers breathtaking views of the Great Escarpment, shield volcanoes and waterfalls. Take a scenic drive, go bushwalking, have a picnic or go camping. Most parks have visitor facilities and are easily accessible by sealed or graded gravel roads from major towns.

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